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    Quote Originally Posted by steve urquell View Post
    I've shot about 20 with .45LC loaded with rice so far. Here's me blasting one.
    https://youtube.com/shorts/AAhpTP48dF4?feature=shared
    Was that a derringer?

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    As a gardiner and veggie grower I neve kill any Bees, why would I?

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    Are you not dependent upon insects for pollination?? Why on earth would you kill a bumblebee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kungfustyle View Post
    Was that a derringer?
    American derringer Co .410/45LC
    There's a pic of it in my post on the first page of this thread.
    Last edited by steve urquell; 04-19-2024 at 08:58 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNsailorman View Post
    Well I got another chance today at a boring bumblebee. He was about 10 feet off the porch and about the same distance in the air. The last one was closer, and I got him with 3 shots. This one being a little farther took me 4 shots. After the third shot he turned directly toward me and just hovered there looking straight at me. His mistake and my chance, poof from the little junior Daisey and the BB caught him dead on. He joined his ancestors. I am having a ball this spring with them. james

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    OK that's kind of a cool little gun. I can see uses for it.

    I'd Reload the Shot Shells with #12 shot which is what .22 Rimfire Shot Shells are loaded with.

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    You guys are a bunch of enablers. Your trying to spend my money and doing a good job of it too. james

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    I am going to gather you aren't very familiar with the Borer Bumblebee...

    Quote Originally Posted by Stig View Post
    Are you not dependent upon insects for pollination?? Why on earth would you kill a bumblebee?
    Rights, and Privileges, are not synonymous. We have the Right to Bear Arms. As soon as the Government mandates firearm registration, and permiting, then that Right becomes a Privilege, and may be taken away at our Master's discretion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stig View Post
    Are you not dependent upon insects for pollination?? Why on earth would you kill a bumblebee?
    A.K.A. carpenter bees. Other bees can handle pollinating without drilling holes in your deck and anything else they can get at. They're horrible little creatures.

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    Shiny butts are carpenter bees that try to destroy your shed. Fuzzy butts are bumble bees that pollinate. Carpenter bees get swatted with my hat, flip flop, or a load of 38 spl with grits, what ever is handiest.
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    That's a waste of good grits! Use cream of wheat, instead, as that stuff is nasty to eat!
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    you might want to try glue in place of the wax I use a over powder and over shot wads with glue, most of the time I load "cream of wheat" instead of rice.
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    That's because you don't put cream of wheat in your beans!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSGOldfart View Post
    you might want to try glue in place of the wax I use a over powder and over shot wads with glue, most of the time I load "cream of wheat" instead of rice.
    What's wrong with using wax? It hasn't caused any problems that I can determine.
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    I loaded some .38spl rice loads today and did a dedicated thread on them and my .45s. Vid of the .38 in there shooting a pattern.
    https://castboolits.gunloads.com/sho...-Loads-38-45LC
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    Simple DIY carpenter bee trap. If you drill an 1/8" hole through the side edge of the bottom plate a #8 finish nail will hang the plastic water bottle by the threads. Just hang the traps by monofilament fishing line. Every spring they start the wood drilling business.
    With two ponds, docks and a mile and a half of fence with wood posts, they get pesky. I just hang several traps, they work 24-7.

    https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/garden...enter-bee-trap
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    My pard in West Tennesse builds and hangs carpenter bee traps (he's lazy: uses Mason jars). Yet, he still enjoys blasting the occasional critter that buzzes in close to his shade tree... He's been using rock salt, but I have made him aware of what has been posted here.
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    I would never kill a bumblebee but I sure would a carpenter bee.

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    I bet you might if they had built a nest under the dash of your 1961 Chevy Apache! There's a story to THAT!
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